May 11, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State’s Tommy Oravetz was named ACC Player of the Week after leading FSU to wins over Jacksonville, Florida International and Georgia Tech last week.
Oravetz hit .625 in five games and led all Seminole hitters in hits (10), doubles (3), home runs (3), RBI (8), total bases (22) and slugging percentage (1.375). The senior designated hitter twice tied a career-high with three hits as he registered at least one hit in all five games.
Against Jacksonville and Florida International, Oravetz posted identical numbers going 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI. Oravetz opened the week recording his first career multi-home run game as he hit a pair of solo shots in a 5-2 win over Jacksonville. Against FIU, the Tallahassee, Fla., native was a triple shy of hitting for the cycle as he registered hits in his first three at-bats posting an RBI single in the first, a solo shot in the second and a double off the fence in right in the fourth. His three home runs in two games surpassed his season total of two.
In the weekend series against Georgia Tech, Oravetz hit .500 while recording a hit in all three games. In Saturday’s 8-6 win, Oravetz was responsible for the first four Seminole runs. After recording a two-out, two run single in the first, Oravetz tied the game in the third on a two-run double. He delivered a pinch-hit single in the ninth in his only at-bat in the series finale on Sunday. Oravetz finished the week raising his season batting average 44 points and is now hitting .262 on the year in 50 games.
The weekly accolade is a first for Oravetz, while he marks the fourth Seminole student-athlete to be recognized by the conference in 2009 (Tyler Holt – March 2; Stephen Cardullo – March 30; Jason Stidham – May 4).
Florida State (33-12) concludes its regular season schedule with a four-game series against Grambling State beginning Thursday, May 14 on Mike Martin Field inside Dick Howser Stadium at 6:00 p.m.